The Amish

DIR. DAVID BELTON / AMERICAN EXPERIENCE / FEBRUARY 2012

The Amish, a two-hour special for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, explores the insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to four hundred year-old traditions have by turns captivated and baffled Americans for more than a century. Airing February 28, 2011 from 8-10 p.m. EST, the film examines the beliefs, lifestyle and history of the Amish, as well as their complex relationship to mainstream American culture. Beautifully and lyrically photographed, The Amish is part history, part observational documentary that takes viewers into the world of the Amish.

Photo by Tim Cragg, 2010.